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UVA Alumni Networking Resources

Alumni Professional Networks Alumni Professional Networks: Industry Networks that allow alumni to expand their networks and advance their careers by connecting with other alumni in an area of interest. Clubs & Organizations Alumni Interest Groups:  UVA Alumni Interest Groups (AIGs) are micro-communities of alumni that share a common bond to each other as part of […]

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General Networking Resources and Tips

If you have additional degrees from other schools, see if those organizations have alumni databases, and join their LinkedIn Groups. Search for community and regional in-person events to attend, as well as online groups focused on your occupation or interests. There are thousands of opportunities for networking – we list a few here to get […]

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Negotiation Advice

You’ve gotten a job offer! Sit back and savor the moment. But don’t say yes immediately. If your offer was verbal, let the employer know you’re looking forward to receiving it in writing. If you received it in writing, it is fine to take a few days to think things over. When you are offered […]

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Interviewing Tips & Advice

Questions to Answer How to Ace the 50 Most Common Interview Questions 30 Behavioral Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer 4 Better Ways to Answer “Why Are You Leaving Your Job?” Questions to Ask 10 Job Interview Questions You Should Ask 51 Interview Questions You Should Be Asking What to Wear When Job-Hunting: […]

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Create a Personalized Job Search in UVAlumniJOBS

How to Create Your Own “Job Blast” Email 1. After logging in to UValumniJOBS, go to Jobs → Job Postings in the left menu and click on the “Advanced Search” link on the right: 2. From the pop up box, you can choose your search parameter(s). You can also click on “More Filters” to expand […]

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Interviewing Basics

If you have been selected for an interview, your resume has successfully demonstrated your qualifications for the job. Congratulations! The next step is to prove in the interview that you can do the job the way the employer wants it done. Every job is really about solving problems. Succeed in the interview by providing proof […]

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LinkedIn Changes and Features

If you’re a LinkedIn user, you’ve probably noticed that LinkedIn recently introduced a new user interface, along with some other changes in functionality. These changes were designed to create “a LinkedIn experience that is more intuitive, faster and creates more value for you.” If you aren’t already using LinkedIn, you are missing out on a […]

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Job Search, Networking

Refresh. Reflect. Refocus: Planning a Personal Transformation Retreat

Do you want to experience change in one or more areas of your life? Are you feeling stuck and need strategies to gain and keep momentum to reach your...
Jun 2, 2017

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is a far greater predictor of professional success than intellectual intelligence. But it’s a vast subject, and it’s hard to know where to begin if you really...
May 19, 2017

Make a Career Transition to Consulting

We’ve all heard about someone who is a “consultant.” Have you ever wondered if that’s the right career for you? Join Parke Muth (Col ’79), a consultant to consultants,...
May 12, 2017

Job Search Help From Family

We occasionally receive calls from family members on behalf of alumni who need career assistance. They reach out to gather information in an effort to help, looking for information that’s practical and specific. In response, we’ve developed 3 ways that you as family members of alumni can help alumni proactively manage their careers and set themselves […]

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Job Search, Networking, New Grads, Rising Professionals